Monday, February 29, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Similar to most of the other books I have read, Laura Lynne Jackson discovers her abilities at a young age, but it is not till she is an adult does she understand that she has the ability to hear and sense spirits that have passed on. She uses these messages to help people heal and to let them know that their loved ones are always with them. 4/5
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Helena talks not only about her father, but growing up with two Polish parents in small town Whakatane, and the journeys she makes as an adult back to Poland with her father looking for traces of his past. 4/5
Friday, February 26, 2016
So at only 36 years, he faces dying and leaving his young family behind, his beautiful young daughter and loving wife. It was hard not to cry.
I did have tears at the end of this book - maybe not the best book to have chosen to read as my own father was dealing with end stage cancer, but it was strangely beautiful and for me gave me reassurance that we were not alone in dealing with this. 5/5
Monday, February 15, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Working on E news, a reality show and Fashion Police, finding her dream man after a few duds things appeared to be on track for her. Then when trying to undergo help to have a baby, Giuliana had a mammogram which discovered breast cancer. Undergoing breast cancer treatment is daunting enough, when they learn that their surrogate mother is due to have their much wanted baby boy Edward Duke.
I liked this book - it got the balance right, with a 1/3 of the book about growing up, which always seems to be awkward for everybody in the world. Then a the middle part is about her career, which was amusing without being filled with boring stories about meetings and shows. There was enough name dropping and amusing stories to keep it interesting. Then going into the current part about juggling motherhood and career was still readable.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
I am a bit over the formulaic murder/thriller. Gruesome death, hunt the killer, get trapped by the killer, killer dies in the last twenty pages. I am always on the look for something different, but maybe I won't like it when I find it. 3/5
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Imbetween we get to hear stories about the people she works with, her partner, her pets and most entertaining is her family - her parents and brother who we met in her earlier memoir. It has made me pull out my walking shoes and get ready for a ramble of my own. 4/5
Monday, February 01, 2016
Lyrics by Bob Dylan and sung by Marcus Mumford from Mumford and Sons, this is just the most beautiful song. I found it reading A Cup Of Jo, they did a post about wedding songs that was the sweetest thing full of comments from people about the songs they danced to with their husbands/wife/fathers. A nice way to end a quiet Friday night,and I have replayed this song over and over since.